Entertaining small children for long periods of time can be challenging…especially on a budget. Yesterday we found a recipe for homemade sidewalk paint over on A Little Bit Funky…so we gave it a try
You will need:
(Bowls & spoons)
Mix the Cornstarch and water. The ratio is 2:1 but I didn’t measure. I just kept mixing in until I liked the consistency of the paint.
You want the paint thick enough to stay on the brush, but thinner than regular paint.
I just poured the cornstarch and water mixture into separate bowls and added in the food colors.
I then added some of each color to plastic ice trays. I find these make pretty good palettes for the kiddos and grabbed a few paint brushes.
I took the boys and paint outside to the backyard and turned them loose. (it was just after breakfast and they were still in their pjs)
The paint actually has a pretty neat texture…. once the paint is dry…kind of soft. When they were finished I just used the water hose and washed off the area. As always if you are particular about a surface, you may want to test first.
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